Manchester United v Chelsea tips – Mourinho set for hatchet job
We’re backing a repeat of last season’s bore draw at Old Trafford
October 24th, 2014
Jose Mourinho will be approaching this game in a defensive fashion, with Chelsea sitting pretty at the top of the table and a point from this encounter would keep things chugging along.
A draw would also deny Manchester United the chance to close a points gap on their opponents and Mourinho will have a “no-lose” mentality as he did in this fixture last season when the game finished goalless.
Chelsea know how to shut up shop and the draw can be backed at 13/5 with bet365, with Sky Bet going 11/1 about No Goalscorer in the game, with Diego Costa and Loic Remy potentially missing for the visitors.
Didier Drogba is not the force of old, while Manchester United’s attack might be reined in for an encounter like this, with Marouane Fellaini potentially drafted in to solidify things in midfield in place of Ander Herrera.
The home team can be backed at 15/8 to win the game and Louis van Gaal will be considering how attack-minded he can be against a team who are unbeaten this season and will show a devastating turn of foot on the counter-attack if allowed.
Many regard Chelsea as a banker bet at 8/5 although that might look a touch short if Costa and Remy are ruled out, with Mourinho then considering whether to pitch Drogba into the action or instead field Eden Hazard in an attacking position.
Ultimately, the Mourinho game plan at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season is likely to be replicated here and the banker bet is Under 2.5 Goals which covers the possibility of a goalless draw and also Chelsea sneaking it by the odd goal.
Under 2.5 Goals @ evens with William Hill
No Goalscorer @ 11/1 with Sky Bet
Sunday 26th October 2014
Man Utd v Chelsea